Binge-Watching Makes You 250% More Likely To Suffer A Fatal Blood Clot, According To Science
Game of Thrones could quite literally be the death of you
Curling up on the couch with a bowl of popcorn and several hours of our new favourite series is one of our all-time favourite activities but we may need to reconsider our habits.
That's according to a new study from the University Of Osaka, which found that people who watched more than five hours of television per day were 250% more likely to develop a blood clot in the lung.
In fact, some 56 of the participants passed away due to a pulmonary embolism over the course of the study.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that you have to abandon your Netflix habit completely!
Doctors advise taking regular breaks during a long TV session and getting some exercise to increase your circulation.
“After an hour or so, stand up, stretch, walk around; or while you’re watching TV, tense and relax your leg muscles for minutes,” advised Dr Hiroyasu Iso.
You could check out this list of Netflix shows to binge on when you get home tonight.